Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ethical?

the issue that the ethical ground for restoration (returning a patient to healthy form and function) differs from enhancement (using medical means to improve appearance) is discussed; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between restorative (therapeutic) procedures and enhancement (cosmetic) ones
  • Develop a personal, ethical position with regard to managing requests of cosmetic procedures from patients

Please Review the Following Article:

Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ethical?

Reference

Larry Jenson, Restoration and Enhancement: Is Cosmetic Dentistry Ethical?, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2005, 72(4), 48-53.

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